Botnets buying up IPv4 address space

Carlos Martinez-Cagnazzo carlos at
Wed Oct 12 12:34:06 CDT 2011

I don't buy the "bad-guys-rig-policies" thing... but well, I could be wrong.

But regarding your second comment, yes, I do believe that bad guys
take the path of least resistance whenever possible. At some point
IPv6 will look attractive to them and they will start using it.

My logs show that I get spam over IPv6, so some bad guys might be
already doing it.



On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 3:26 PM, Suresh Ramasubramanian
<ops.lists at> wrote:
> And I suppose the bad guys who are out there gaming RIPE etc policies are
> not touching v6 with a bargepole?
> Or are they stockpiling massive amounts of v6 space?
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 10:31 PM, Carlos Martinez-Cagnazzo <
> carlosm3011 at> wrote:
>> Maybe we should just allow this to go on until all IPv4 space is so
>> polluted that no-one wants to use it anymore :-)
>> "Bad Reputation as an IPv6 Transition Driver"
> --
> Suresh Ramasubramanian (ops.lists at

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